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La Salle when the latter discovered the Mississippi River. Later, with Louis Hennepin (q. v.), in the summer of 1679, he was sent by La Salle to explore the sources of the Mississippi. They went up the river as far the Falls of St. Anthony, where they were captured by Indians, but were rescued by Daniel Duluth, a French officer. In a few months they succeeded in reaching the tradingstation at Green Bay.
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